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Sean Gaskell in Concert

Music Event feat the Kora

  • Date: 01/12/2019 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM  
  • Location: Library (Main)
    202 Cedar St
    Abilene, Texas 79601
  • Introduction: The community is invited to a free concert featuring a traditional western African instrument.
01-12 Sean GaskellFREE: You're invited to join the library for a special music event featuring musician Sean Gaskell, who will be at the library for two performances sharing traditional songs on the kora.  The entire community is welcome to attend one of two free sessions to hear African music as played on a long-necked harp lute, which is an instrument of the Malinke people of western Africa.  Gaskell picked up the instrument throughout the course of multiple visits to Gambia, West Africa.  He has studied extensively under the instruction of Malamini Jobarteh and Moriba Kuyateh, both of Brikama, Gambia, and he is one of approximately 50 players of this instrument.  Featured in a number of music festivals, don't miss your opportunity to hear some great music from one of the lesser known instruments in the world.  For additional information, contact staff at 325-676-6025.
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